Salmonberry Timber Sale

This sale of native, never been logged before forest, abuts the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness! The Auction date for the Salmonberry sale, on the border of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, was June 27th, 2003. It was sold by oral auction to North West Lands, Inc., for $59, 891, or $46.75 per ccf. The only other bidder was High Cascades. The Forest Service is unable to utilize nearby clearcuts to grow huckleberries. Instead, they plan to log this area on the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness to create more potential huckleberry habitat. In addition to ephemeral streams in the area (50 feet buffers only!) this sale threatens the Veda Lake (673) and Fir Tree (673 A) Hiking Trails

Project Status: 
General Information
Total Acres: 

Watershed: Salmon River Sub-Watersheds: Fir Tree Creek

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

T&E Species: Spotted Owl w/in .5 mile, Steelhead - MELNA, NSO CHU OR-10?, NSO 1997? Bi-Op Other Species: Wolverine, Cope's Salamander

"Purpose & Need": 

To Create Huckleberry habitat.

Bark Comments: 

The sale was originally 56 acres. The advertisement is for 30 acres.

Timber Sale Names: 

Salmonberry 5 (31 Acres, 1.45 MMBF, 1281 F) Sold on 6/27/2003 to North West Lands Inc Status: Sold, but not logged

Driving Directions: 

SW of Trillium Lake, on the NE corner of Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, west of Fir Tree trail (#674)

Road Comments: 

Will spot reconstruct 2613 from Trillium Lake to unit